“I Can’t See Pictures In My Head”

“I can’t see pictures in my head.” Over my years in the personal development world, I’ve heard that sentence a lot. I used to say it myself. And I found it massively frustrating that the majority “visuals” seemed quite unable to allow it to be true. I’d be struggling with an NLP instruction like “Make…

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Podcast Ep20 – Lisette Sutherland – The 5 Ingredients of Successful Collaboration

This is the twentieth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor…

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Father Christmas And The Annual Appraisal

Hooray! Annual appraisals are history, or so it seems. What excellent news! And it reminds me of the time when I had to conduct a set of annual appraisals in Santa’s Grotto. I was working at the Birmingham Post and Mail when an annual appraisal system was introduced – by edict from “Personnel”. What a palaver!…

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Podcast Ep19 – Alison Coward – How To Conduct A Creative Workshop

This is the nineteenth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor…

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How A Conference Call Changed Modern Warfare

How many people can you have on a conference call before it becomes completely useless? Six? Eight? A dozen? How about thousands – on a call that apparently helped to change the shape of modern warfare? In his new book Team Of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal explains how a giant-sized daily videoconference became a crucial weapon for…

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